Gallegly challenger trades pulpit for soapbox



Jill Martinez

Presbyterian pastor Jill Martinez is confident she'll have the support of local voters in her attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-Thousand Oaks), who's represented the 24th Congressional District in Washington since 1986.
The district encompasses most of Ventura County, including Oak Park and North Ranch, and has about 660,000 residents.
The Rev. Martinez, 56, was ordained in 1984 but set aside her ministry on Jan. 1 this year to run for political office. "I d...

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